What is Corten Steel?

Corten steel is a high strength weathering steel that is corrosion resistant.

When exposed to the elements a stunning patina (rust) forms on the steel - the rust protects the steel from acidic environments, and it won't break down like regular steel. Rusty Corten not only looks fantastic it also ensures your art will last ....... & like good wine it just gets better with age!

What are the benefits of getting your Corten sculpture before rust starts (as clean steel)?


This is a really good option if you are not based in Nelson as the sculpture will always transport better prior to any rust forming (reduces the risk of scuffing or marking in transit) and you also then get to see the patina develop before your very eyes!

Once your sculpture arrives we recommend getting it installed in its new spot ASAP. You can help things along spraying it with white vinegar or seawater but the first rainfall will make the biggest impact and most noticeable & exciting change to the steels appearance.

Watching the patina develop and evolve is a very cool part of the art so we highly recommend this option.

Of course if you fall in love with a sculpture and its specific unique patina finish then we will do our very best to transport it safely to your home for your instant enjoyment!